Oz Bezarius…for those of you who didn’t know, he’s the main character of Pandora Hearts, which is probably the only series this spring that gives me a thrill in each and every episode. At first, I thought the one thing that kept me interested in this series was the fact it heavily relies on allusions (more specifically, allusions to Alice in Wonderland and Pandora’s Box) until I came about the last couple of episodes when I realized how very very cool (to the highest degree) Oz was (and still is). Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of Oz Bezarius fandom going on across the interwebs, making this post a necessity.
So why Oz out of all characters in the ‘sphere I could have chosen? Well, there’s a couple of things – one of which being how he appears to be very smart for his age. Actually, calling him ‘smart’ would be inaccurate; the more appropriate word would be ‘intellectual’. I’ve seen two instances of his intellect in action. The first one was shortly after he got out of the abyss with Alice when he threatened to make Pandora his enemies if Break did not stop hitting Alice. Of course, Oz was able to do so thanks to his attentiveness to details (overhearing how he’s of importance to Pandora from Sharon and Emily), which he used to somewhat turn the tables. There’s also one involving Raven. While I’m not so sure if Oz was for real when he said he believed Raven (who was under the control Zwei) would be able to stop himself from killing him, I can be at least sure that he was able to see through Raven’s ‘tough front’, saying that aside from his physical changes and the fact that he’s now able to wield a gun, he really didn’t change much. That’s a lot of wits he has there.
Yet wit is one of the many things I idolize about him. There are a lot smart/scheming/intellectual characters out there, but only a few of them actually commands authority not by forceful authority, but instead by compassion. It’s almost oxymoronical to consider how to to enforce your authority onto others without actualy enforcing, but Oz was able to pull it off anyway (emphasis on Gil/Raven) and that in itself is a feat. Yet ironically, the one trait of Oz that I like so much is anything but a feat; it is instead a…erm…well, I wouldn’t call it a disorder; but it’s about his tendency to get attracted to and flirt with cute girls. And by girls I don’t mean just Sharon and a certain someone[annote="Alice"], but also one-timer characters like that girl who got dragged to Abyss because of the clock tatoo’s complete revolution. While I find this habit of his amusing, I also happen to find it very cool not to mention how it induces a gentleman-like behavior out of him -you have to give him points for that.
And now, brace yourself for screenshots!
Relax…I like Alice and Sharon <3 too.